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Ms. Meehan-Poulin from Peru ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Homework Buddies and Rocking Rewards!

Help me give my students rewards like sensory toys and stuffed animals for good behavior and buddies to do homework with!

  • $187 goal

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My Students

My resource room students are resilient, yet struggling learners. Our rural community has a very high poverty rate and many students do not have basic necessities including food, clothing, and medical care. Many of my students struggle with attention and maintaining appropriate behaviors during lessons. I try to engage students with experiential learning activities as much as possible, but there are times where they have seat work and pencil and paper tasks. I believe children do best with positive behavioral supports in place to help them learn the skills they need to succeed!

My students work so hard to behave in their classes!

But sometimes they need a little extra support to learn how to self regulate. Being a PBIS school we work hard to motivate our students and teach them the skills they need to self-regulate. I would love to provide some rewards and incentives for them to have in the classroom. I am also introducing stuffed "homework buddies" to help promote reading and math fact practice for when they are not at school. When properly motivated, children attend better to lessons, are more active listeners, and produce great work.

My Project

My students want to succeed in school but sometimes they struggle with focus and appropriate behaviors. Our school uses a positive behavior system and it really works! This project will help keep my students motivated and on task with tangible rewards. These rewards help build intrinsic motivation and better self-regulation skills that are necessary in school- and in life!

Homework Buddies help to get the tough work done!

My students struggle academically and motivation for homework after a full day at school is low. I want to use these buddies to excite children about reading at home and practicing their math facts. Having a furry friend to adopt and care for will teach the skills necessary to be independent with work outside of the classroom.

Ms. Meehan-Poulin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
33 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Stress Relief Fidget Toys Pack for Adults Kids, Party Toys, Birthday Party Favors, Pinata Fillers, Classroom Rewards, Treasure Box Prizes, Carnival Game, Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Prextex 10 Piece Plush Soft Stuffed Sea Animals Playset Plush Sea Life Assortment, Turtle, Stingray, Nemo Fish, Killer Whale and More • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Bedwina Plush Sea Animals for Kids - (Pack of 24) 3" Mini Stuffed Animal Toys | Sea Life Creatures Clownfish, Crab, Orca, Octopus, & Sharks for Babies & Toddlers • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Kids and Adults,Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy-Perfect for ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
JOYIN 24 Pieces Assorted Wind-up Toys for Kids Party Favors (2 Dozen) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
U.S. Toy SB543 Assorted Plush Stuffed Farm Animals (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17

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